It is unethical that elected officials in Illinois have used their positions of power to benefit financially instead of focusing their attention on representing their constituents. To take on corruption in Springfield, Sen. Ann Gillespie, as Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, decided to champion the first comprehensive ethics law in over a decade. 

Any person in public office should be looking out for the interests of their community, not for themselves. The legislation Sen. Gillespie passed prohibits elected officials from lobbying other government offices, restricts them from holding political fundraisers during legislative session, prorates salaries of elected officials who leave office before their term is up, and bans consultants from lobbying without disclosure.